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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
and succeed and the bad schools will fade away. we have tax credits for education. $5,000 tax credit. this is a broad agenda, how we transform communities. it will touch everyone in this city. from the first time they go to school to becoming parents. economic freedom so that will remove government obstacles to success. it will provide a generation of citizens, students, workers with a new bargain, and the government will get out of the way. it will treat you like an adult. it will treat everyone equally under the law, it will help parents control their children's future and their education, it will help creators have more jobs for workers. it will treat you the same way everyone else, the matter the color of your skin, what part of town you comfort. we have tried the bailouts, excessive taxation. it has not worked. it does not work. we will try a new approach. you can meet your new challenges as you rebuild your cities, it will endure and prevail. i promise you that i will work you do we do that. thank you very much. [applause] >> it is my job to sort hundreds of questions and try t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
a few things that were on our list that we just had to get done. the tax code had to work, education had to work. you had to have regulatory system that worked. you had to be fast on the dime in working with the private sector because they could take their investment and go elsewhere real fast. so we had our own little strategy. and i would guess that you sitting down, what is the strategy for hawaii? what is it that you must get ght to survive in the 21st century? and that then define what is you need to do even if you find yourself in the minority position. >> did i hear you correctly are you the only republican in the tate senate? >> i'm actually in the house. but there is one senator out of 25 in the senate and there are 7 out of 51 in the house. so we are eight out of 76. >> we're trying to change your dynamic. >> well, the united states capitol there's a saying in the house that the other political party is the opposition. but the enemy, the enemy is the senate. so i guess we temporarily lumped you in with the enemy. so we're sorry about that. it sounds like your side emphasizes qu
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00am EST
minister , said that people are exempt from the tax. that is not true. will the deputy prime minister apologize and put the record straight? >> the honorable lady talks about standing up to better interests. this in the week that we discovered that the great courage of the later leadership -- of the labor leadership to stand up to the trade union -- >> order. this house should be the bastion of free speech. neither the deputy prime minister nor the learned lady must be shouted down. we will keep going with this session as long as it takes for proper order to be observed. the deputy prime minister. >> it should be the bastion of political parties free of vested interest. it is high time that the labor leadership do it they say and stand up to their trade unions. >> i suggest that he leave it up to us to leave it to our party members, especially as so many of them used to be his. given that for over 90% of people hit by the bedroom tax, there just is not a smaller property for them to move to. what would he have them do? >> under her government, for 13 years, housing benefits had people
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
, more spending, and more taxing. that is what would drive up interest rates, that is what would hit the cost of living and that is what every family in this country should dread. >> order. >> you're been watching prime minister's questions. question time cares on c-span2 every wednesday. again on sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. you can watch anytime at c- span.org. on the next washington journal, what to expect from healthcare.gov afternoon fixes. scott wilson joins us. health careon state exchanges and online enrollment compared to the federal exchange. in recognition of the 150th anniversary, a discussion about the law and dealing with whistleblowers and its effectiveness. plus, your calls, e-mails and tweets on "washington journal" on c-span. social media is an old idea. we think it is recent and only people alive today have done it. there's a very long and rich tradition of social media that goes back to the late roman republic. that is first century bc in the point is you do not need a digital network to do social media. you could actually do it in your own face. c
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
tax reform. there's a whole bunch we could work on that would be great. maybe we ought to look at some of those things like health care system costs and what the government is going to be paying in the next few years that is not discriminatory spending. it is getting smaller and smaller because of mandatory programs. they need to take a look at those programs and see what they can do to maybe get that in check. we don't have out-of-control spending and we get caught up in laws that require mandatory spending and we have no flexibility and the debt keeps going up. stacy from arlington, virginia with some of his ideas and some of the short and long- term issues that he thinks congress needs to tackle. nbc the subject of an news.com story talking about congresses to do list for the end of 2013. calling that to do list a might do list. some of the issues on that might in the last month of the year. it notes expiring tax provisions , that more than 60 tax provisions are set to expire at year's end. also on thatalso on that my to-s the medicare reimbursement for doc there's. --for doctors.
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
the discussion over the past five years. hikes.looking at tax they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, security,or social which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over whether to have federal employees attribute more to their retirement -- employees contribute more to their retirement plans. thingse also looking at -- a spectrum that is going to be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small budget deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011 as part of a but -- part of a different budget process. like can't there right now? why can't there be a grand bargain right now? caller: because republicans and democrats can't agree. all ryan, the chairman of the budget committee, and patty murray decided they were not going to go after the towels of the other party and just try to get something that was possible -- after all these failed budget agreements in the past, look we are not even going to go there this time. we are going to go for someth
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
is you do have companies have moved jobs overseas because of corporate tax rate, workers here, rules, regulations, or other types of policies. to try to get the countries to -- and they are, reshore the jobs back to america. in order to retain our jobs, we have to have the right skill our, the right education in nation to be able to provide those employers with the skills we need. now, we have a mismatch. back 55 years ago. of the jobs in america needed a high school degree to reach the middle class. your word, byron, middle class. to reach the middle class to make a good wage in america. ecause of technology, innovation, how we travel across the world and how we compete in global economy, now that number has dropped down it's not 79% anymore. it's around 35% of our jobs in high school a diploma, which means we have a big skill scant. it's in the manufacturing jobs, john. you can't show up with a high get l degree and expect to a job in a manufacturing plant. you have to have some type of to do, to read, to write, basic math, to operate to machinery, the equipment, the things that yo
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 7:25pm EST
'm not telling you that -- i think we ought to have a flatter tax with fewer provisions. get the taxes flatter and get the corporate taxing down. i also help be and happen to believe in an unearned income tax credit. it's not just one way. we just passed the largest tax demut the united states in our last budget and we -- we haven't earned income tax money. and so with d of a carried interest, i mean, i haven't spend enough time thinking about i. it should be on the table. but at the end of the day lentlet's not doing in that gums up venture character. let this is a question about populism, conservatism and populism. and mirroring those two things together. a lot of people just think you get wall street, you know, the dow over 16,000. people losing seemingly every week falling farther and farther behind. you are too big to fail, even be bigger than before. there are a lot of conservatives with a small c that would love a conserve tiff populist. also talking about breaking up the banks. why do we keep allowing bad behavior to go forward and reward mue han behavior? >> we don't think that's a
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
freedom. less red tape, less taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will be introduced next week in washington. these freedom zones will dramatically reduce tax and red tape so detroit businesses can grow and throb. he called his plan a conservative war on poverty. it's time we revisit some of the ideas of jack kemp and expand upon them. the bill that i will introduce, will introduce power and freedom zone. this political lower personal and corporate income taxes in detroit to 5%. my bill will lower the payroll tax, 2% for the employees, 2% for the employers. economic freedom zones will cut out the red tape that keeps new businesses from starting and old businesses from thriving. inside these ozones will suspend the capital gains tax. we will allow all small businesses to deduct most of what they invest in the first year of purchase. how will this differ from tr
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
, -- limitations of acceptability, the feasibility, and cost. what can we do? we could tax and restrict access and intervene. i am not suggesting we intervene. we tried that with alcohol. it was a disaster. you cannot have storm troopers invading people's homes for baking an apple pie. that is not going to happen. i do not even suggest it. because my wife would be the first one they would have to take away. what we need to do, like we have with every other substantive abuse is come to peaceful coexistence. we have to find the right amount of legislation, regulation to be able to manage the problem rationally, like we tried to do with tobacco. we can argue about the wisdom of that, especially worldwide, and alcohol. no interdiction but plenty of taxation and restriction of access as needed. so what factors contribute to increased soft drink consumption? price. since the 1980's, the price has and the introduction of high fructose corn syrup, the price has only increased 50% versus food. food has gone up higher than sodas have. sodas increased only 20% against fruits and vegetables. we are suppos
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
to find violators. what if a president wanted tax cuts that congress would not enact? president george w. bush proposed a reduction in the capital gains rate. have instructed the irs not to tax capital gains at a great greater than 10%? the point is not what you think of president obama's policy decisions. the point is, the president may consistent with the command that he faithfully execute the waiveunilaterally amend, or suspend the law. must resist the delivery pattern of circumventing the legislative branch in favor of administrative decision-making. we cannot allow the separation of powers enshrined in our abandoned into be favor of an undue concentration of power in the executive branch. warned, theison accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and hands mayin the same justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. i introduced mr. conyers for his opening statement. >> top of the morning to my colleagues. the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the would be an important issue worthy of hearing by this was anye if there evidence that the president ha
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
, more spending, and more taxing are exactly the things that got us into this mess in the first place, and he remains committed to each and every one. >> i will tell you what is the con, mr. speaker. it is saying one thing before the election and another thing as prime minister. here is what the hon. member for richmond park said about him. he likes reading out tweets, so listen to this one. "if the pm can casually drop something that was so central to his identity, he can drop anything. #greencrap." that is this prime minister all over. the truth is that any action he takes on the cost of living crisis is because he has been dragged there kicking and screaming. on the cost of living crisis, he is not the solution -- he is the problem. nobody believes that he or his cabinet have any sense of the pressures facing the people of britain. >> i think everyone can recognise a collapse when they see one, and we just saw one right now. is it not interesting? the week before the autumn statement, and he cannot ask about the economy because it is growing, he cannot ask about the deficit because
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
that and lowering the corporate tax rate loopholes in a way that would be a better bargain for jobs in this country. to invest in universal prek. e need to continue to do the things that the president has jobs to rd to attract america from overseas and to n ing home jobs from america companies that are located overseas, bring them home to build on those trends. we need to continue to build on the trends, the positive trends we've seen in the manufacturing sector in this country. epresented by the automobile companies but also by host of signs and ive developments in manufacturing. so the president is not the east bit satisfied or complacent with where we are. that's why we really believes that we ought to have a spirited conversation about what are we going to do to reduce an equality. what are they going to do to jobs se the number of overall. but particularly the number of obs that pay a middle class wage and provide middle class security to families across the country. said in that speech that we done with e of this congress and where congress will take move, he action that he can on his own, fu
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
. in some instances, require you to file an income tax return. is the constitution capable of ignoring both categories of law? said, several times, congressman garrity, -- cannotthe president refuse to enforce a law because the policy reasons. >> the congress decided that if you possess a controlled substance, you get a certain in prison.ime you may or may not like mandatory minimum sentences, what this administration summarily dispensed with that law. my question to you is whether or not the chief executive ken and failed to enforce categories of law that are permissive and mandatory. >> it is established that the executive branch has prosecutors prosecuteretion -- orial discretion. >> can the president -- let's assume that a statute requires you to have two pieces of identification to purchase a firearm, can the chief executive knock it down to one? >> i guess i would -- -- can achieve executive >> can the chief executive knock it down to one form of identification? of limits onare the presidential pardon authority. >> you would say he could question mark >> under the pardon authority, he
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
where he has -- he's implementing it in a way such that he is taxing and borrowing and spending over the next ten years. $700 billion that congress never authorized. now he may disagree with my interpretation of the law. i know mr. lazarus does. i know that you and i and mr. lazarus would all agree that a president were trying to tax and borrow and spend them hundred billion dollars without authorization tha that may be impeachable. >> does anybody think that the actions of going into iraq without actual knowledge of weapons of mass destruction or anything else would have been an impeachable offense? esther lazarus, you seem to be nodding. >> this regard the nod. i was very upset about that whether it is an impeachable and the decision congress would have to make. mr. turley? >> the issue does come closest for both president obama and president bush created the reason i do not think that it rises to that level is because iof the court's decisions they have made this feel like such of a mass. first of all, by the judicial and then not reviewing it it's very hard to maintain the offens
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs month potentially. to -- now that we are getting the technology fixed ande need you to go back take a look at what is actually going on. it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. the president yesterday as onlaunches the second act healthcare.gov, encouraging people to go to the website and try again. the washington times this -- the president leader and chief on obamacare. -- salesman -- cheerleader in chief for obamacare. democrats and the president are expected to have a coordinated effort in pushing healthcare.gov. --e is a congressman's tweet what do you think about the rollout of healthcare.gov enter the president fire somebody? betty in albuquerque, new mexico. democrat. thank you for accepting my call. this particular congress that we now -- i believe the th -- hasnd 12 -- 112 title of the greatest do-nothing congress in the history of the united states. they have been held
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle class. we have a mortgage and we have a car payment, but we are able to pay everything off. i from poor to excellent would rate our family situation as good. >> dimeric, i just had a baby. there is a lo
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
. be the grandt lastin that dominated the three or four or five years. they're looking at any tax hikes that have been demanded by democrats. we are looking at tax hikes. they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid, or social security, which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over whether to have federal employees attribute more to their retirement -- employees contribute more to their retirement plans. they are also looking at things a spectrum that is going to be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small budget deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011 as part of a but -- part of a different budget process. host: like can't there right now? caller: --host: why can't there be a grand bargain right now? caller: because republicans and democrats can't agree. all ryan, the chairman of the budget committee, and patty murray decided they were not going to go after the towels of the other party and just try to get something that was poss
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
their claim that the statute authorizes tax credit through exchanges of established by the federal government under section 1321 or that it was congresses intent for the statute to authorize tax credit through those exchanges. so there's a lot more to be said about all of this. if i make would like to respond to some of -- >> let me cut you off at this point. i only have all bit of time. mr. turley, you mentioned something along the lines of your concern that president obama is becoming the very danger, separation of powers was meant to prevent. and mr. lazarus mentioned earlier that, i don't know exactly who he's referring to, but some are hyperventilating about this whole topic. would you want to comment on both of those things, either in relation to each other or not? >> mr. lazarus maybe responding to my labor breathing with the flu, but if not, my testimony -- the reason i think there's this disconnect in our view, is we obviously read history differently. i view the constitutional convention is quite clear. the framers were students of history, james madison. 150 years before they took
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
used for qualified planned rules are overly complex and understood only by a limited number of tax professionals. a small business can not apply to them without professional help. it is a small set of professionals that deal with these rules and these rules are only going to apply to businesses for a few years. for that reason, facts and circumstances -- based on who controls day-to-day business is a much more logical rule in the statute or committee reports could list characteristics of management control and taxpayers would be able to make a judgment. -- a judgment as to whether they did --what constitutes what constitutes the employer for purposes. >> thank you, ms. walker. i would like to yield to the ranking member to introduce our last member. >> it is my pleasure to -- she serves at the hub for international insurance services. she provides compliance and consulting services regarding health plans and other employee benefits. regarding health plans and other employee benefits. in insurance by business insurance and was selected as one of the 25 most influential businesswomen
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
, cut taxes, and brought about fiscal disciplines to state's budgets. in the u.s. senate, he was a leading voice, advocating for fiscal restraint, on government spending. he also worked in a bipartisan manner, something missing right now, to seek consensus on several key issues, including financial services reform and health care. our plenary session will begin with remarks from senator huntsman and senator bayh to be followed by what i'm sure will be a great conversation facilitated by ntsl vice president senator curt scramble from utah, the senator pro tem. however, before we go to the comments, we'd like to share comments on you, the co-chairman that has no labels and governor huntsman. >> this is senator joe manchen, it's my leasure to send greetings to all of you. i regret i cannot join you in person. i send my best wishes for an enjoyable and productive meeting. the strength of legislators rest in your bipartisan efforts and your commitment to serve democrats, republicans, and dependents. it's something that we recognize that we need to work together and put the america
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
with tax incentives, to come back to the united states and start building our manufacturing base and get these lewd college jobs. are thelar jobs foundation of this country. there are very little now. back,if those jobs came -- in order for blue-collar jobs -- the argument for raising the minimum wage -- if you had those types of jobs -- for a person to survive on a blue-collar wage, what would it have to be? jobs -- ase-collar industry becomes better and better, the incentives and the increase in income will come along with that. that is what i am saying. there are no opportunities. the young people are restricted as to what they can do. if you have just a high school education -- i only had a high school education. the jobs were there when i came out of high school. it was not i thought. a kid with a high school education is pretty much in a deadlocked situation now. if he can even get a job. that is what needs to be done in my personal opinion. host: david in florida. caller: good morning. i believe that you are totally impartial and the way you do your job. thank you. i agree with a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
lower our corporate tax rate and eliminate loopholes in a way that would be a better bargain for jobs in this country. we need to invest in universal pre-cash. we need to do the things that the president has put forward to attract jobs from overseas and to bring home jobs from american companies that are located overseas, bring them home to build on those trends. we need to continue to build on the positive trends that we have seen in the manufacturing sector and are of this country, represented by the automobile companies but also by a host of other development in manufacturing. the president is not the least bit satisfied or complacent with where we are. he believes we ought to have a spirited conversation about what are we going to do. what are we going to do to reduce inequality? what are we going to do to reduce -- increase jobs overall, particularly those that provide middle-class security across the country? he said in that speech that he believes that we can get some of this done with congress. where congress refuses to move, he will take action that he can on his own. this is
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
incentives and tax penalty structure is exacerbating the crisis of unemployment in this country. my constituent, sandy from winston-salem, knows this firsthand. she contacted me to share how obamacare is impacting adjunct professors in north carolina community colleges. she said, our hours have been cut because of the unaffordable health care act. this legislation is the worst thing that could have happened to the average american. her story isn't unique. stories abound of community colleges working to figure out how they will manage to comply with obamacare's costly employer mandate. for some it means cutting part-time employee hours which shortchanges both workers and students. americans care about health care and they care about jobs. obamacare is the wrong solution for both. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute.
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
investment for our tax payers? >> it is not spending, it's an investment. you are absolutely correct. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate this opportunity. it's a fascinating conversation. i want to focus on the testimony of dr. robinson. hearing is important because it highlights the testimony of now moving as a away from a philosophy toward higher education that focuses only on access and starts to look at success. i'm a product of pell grants. i could not have graduated from wabash college without pell grants. i have lived the importance of these degrees great but the world has changed a lot in last 40 years. i would say the federal financial aid system is one of the great success stories in the history of the federal government. access, weal was provided access to higher education for people in this country like never before. the challenge is, when these programs started 40 years ago, access was enough. when you looked at the income potential is someone with just a little time in college, your income potential was higher. today, that has changed. if you don't gr
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
also look at closing special interest tax breaks to make sure that everybody is participating in trying to replace the sequester. we all know that the sequester is hurting the economy. the congressional budget office says it will result in 800,000 fewer jobs by this time next year, so we have to fix it, and we have to fix it in a balanced way. you have seen the reports and a lot of you have written about this. the proposals republicans have put forward as part of this income,go after middle middle-class taxpayers, and leave the highfliers alone. do they propose to do, for example? federalpose to go after peoplees, hard-working who have already taken it on the chin in terms of furloughs, the government shutdown and the sequester. want to, apparently, close a single loophole for private corporate jets, but they want to say to the traveling public, you should pay a higher airline passenger fee. we are not saying you cannot consider user fees. we find it odd that they would say they want to use airline passenger fees but not close pirate -- private corporate jet loopholes. at the same time
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
prominent, taxes were slashed for the wealthiest, while investments in things that make us all richer, like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for a certain period of time, we could ignore this weakening economic foundation, in part because more families were relying on two earners as women entered the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced-up housing market. but when the music stopped, and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that's become profoundly unequal, and families that are more insecure. i'll just give you a few statistics. since 1979, when i graduated from high school, our productivity is up by more than 90%, but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979, our economy has more than doubled in size, but most of that growth has flowed to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one-third of our income -- it now takes half. whereas in the past, the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceo now
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
? is the uk taxpayer funding a tax of stolenthe transfer funds? be familiar with the tax laws. i think we'll move on to the next -- don't see -- >> order, mr. ellis. perhaps we must go to the the 1930s.n asking you questions. were you surprised at the amount of intelligence gathering which revealed as a result of what snowden gave to your newspaper media outlets? >> i think many people are the amount of -- > gave yourself, if i may interrupt, were you -- >> i was staggered. think we all knew that the intelligence agencies collected data.of and people are still trying to make out as though this data -- nothing has changed in the last 15 years since the laws were passed with a lot of analog laws that deal with the digital world. i think the last serious law passed about as 2000, athis material was time when facebook hasn't been doing d, when google was the initial funding round. and we're pretending that the really crocodile clips on copper wires are with the e to deal collection of maybe 3 billion metadata around those in a day. so, yes, there's a staggering mount of information being coll
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
going is we are very dependent on property taxes. beyond the cost sharing dollars, everything else is robert e taxes. those are not growing anymore. they are forced to find ways to save money and to work together. i think the folks who believe this are looking at how do you support education? it is going to drive education. >> as far as funding in education, doesn't look like it is going to be flat, down, up? >> it's a little early to tell. this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. to folks in washington seem put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
bargain -- >> it will not be the grand bargain. they will be looking at tax hikes, but not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid, or for social security, which are areas republicans say need something to be done. they are looking at a pretty small thing, over whether to have a federal employees contribute more to their retirement plans. democrats are trying to keep them lower than republicans. getting looking at funds by selling a spectrum that will be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small touch deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011. that was part of a different edge process. host: why can't there be such an desk something like a grand bargain? guest: the two parties can agree. are not willing to cut medicaid, and republicans are not willing to do tax hikes. paul ryan and patty murray basically decided that they were not going to go after the sacred cow of the other party. they were just going to it something that was possible, and they decided by looking at all these failed attempts in t
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. the coalition is broad and persuasive, requesting con
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
are that in recent years the gap between the premiums into payroll taxes going in is $300 billion. >> that is a cash flow deficit. we get 10,000 beneficiaries every day and the absence of general reform that allow people to get the care that they need and deserve and abby slover cost growth it will fall under its own financial weight. >> for the secretary to affirm, $500 billion that isn't really chump change in the big picture of health care costs. i am getting comments from constituents in the district who medicare advantage folks now their benefits are being reduced. they are losing access to their preferred physicians. this is under the current system now. my question is how much worse can this get for my seniors who opt out for medicare advantage? again if the strategy for controlling costs is a traditional one of just cutting the provider members and whether its doctors, hospitals, it will backfire. that approach without reform that gives you the prevention and coordination and the better care congress ends up having to put the money back in because you haven't solved the problem. to not put t
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
and get our economy moving again. he talked about three things. expand access, provide refundable tax cut its, and extend unemployment benefits. at was the way to get us back on track. today, we will hear from a panel who will explain unemployment insurance and families and the american economy and why it's imperative for this congress to move and act before the year ends. thank you, madam leader. >> we are going to go to introduction of the witnesses. i'm going to start with ms. was come into has been executive director of the law project since january 2, 2008. she has worked at the afl-cio, she is focused on minimum wage, living wage, pay equity for women. many issues we are pursuing around this country through our membership. we want to introduce each of the witnesses first or do we want to have them testify one at a time? >> we would ask you to make your statement brief so we can get to all the witnesses. >> we really appreciate the committee holding this important hearing today on what is an urgent matter for millions of americans. who will lose their unemployment benefits over the h
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
levels and maybe even the year after that. revenue that are not new taxes. we will see discussions about moving forward to get them over the last little bit. pelosi is insisting unemployment benefits need to be part of the discussion. >> the extension has allowed people to receive benefits for 18 months and expires the week after christmas. pelosi wanted to see that extended another year. it is pressing very hard for . speaker boehner has left the door open and said he would be open to having another extension. there are no real repercussions immediately. they will have defined some other way to keep government funded. they could reach a deal next week, like a race between the farm bill and a budget committee and conference committee trying to get something done. it will take a lot to bring people together to try to find the votes necessary to pass it. >> just before the thanksgiving break, the senate was working on the defense authorization bill. our those going? >> they thought they were going to vote in the senate. it could drag into the new year. >> with the filibuster rules changed
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Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
, you must implement. near to date has been through a tax cap. a lot of other budget cuts. the things that teachers actually need to do, work together, use the standard as a guideline on a straitjacket, have curriculum, method not happen. in a couple places it did, in a lot of places it did not. the big mistake that both the federal government made and other people, -- king would say to you, i was sick and tired of telling people what to do and then not doing it. that is not your job to tell people what to do. your job is to help navigate people through this again actual ship. consequently, lester new york, there were in elementary schools these tests. a lot of people were not prepared. john king in and meryl tisch said the test results would be 30% less net's year than this year. the question is, how did they actually know the exact number? it creates teachers draft. you can actually figure out what the cut scores were and how to align it. between the lack of preparation for teachers, the lack of communication with parents, and the sense that you are using the data, using the kids' d
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
dominated discussions. negotiators are looking at any tax hikes. they're also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid or social security. instead of looking at small is more to their retirement plans. they're trying to keep that a bit lower. they're also looking at funds by selling a spectrum. looking at a small budget deal. this is part of a different budget process. >> why can there be something like a grand bargain right now? democrats are not willing to do any kind of medicare and medicaid. republicans are not willing to do any tax hikes. ryan and patty murray basically decided that they were not going to go after the sacred cow of the other party. they are trying to get something that was possible. we are not even going to go there this time. host: talking with ian swanson of "the hill." even if there is a agreement made this week, there will be a budget battle for 2014. caller: one thing this he'll will not do is raise the debt ceiling. at some point next year they are going to have to do that. it is a little difficult to forecast exactly one that is going to be. in p
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
was to have to and havemy retirement 30% of that tax, and then taxed again. and just pray that my tenacity would get me there. ,he a and -- the anxiety level i cannot even explain to you the insomnia, the tears, the mood swings, the ups, the downs. it ranks with me as one of the five most tragic things to have ever happened in my life. does to you emotionally and psychologically, you feel like hester prynne with you areer a when jobless for very long. you soon become a member of the lost world. people look at you when you do not have a job yet like there is something wrong with you. that is where i have been. >> thank you. [indiscernible] you, madam chair. i have no questions, but i would like to let you all know that it is for a timeframe about three months i was unemployed. this was back many years ago. school -- it was summer break. i mean, i'm used to working. but i could not find a job that summer. the whole summer. i'm sure that your feelings about being unemployed and searching for work and being unable to find anything, you know, the effect that has on you very -- youjust would not
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
list that we just had to get done. the tax code had to work. education has to work. you had to have a electric regulatory system that worked. you have had to be fast on the dime in working with the private sector because they could take their in investment real fast. so we had our own little strategy. what is the strategy for hawaii? what is it that you must get right to survive in the 21st century and that defines what you are able to did with your legislatived about did i ann if you feigned yourself in a minority meteorologist. position. >> are you the many many republican? >> seven out of 51 in the huhs. we are 8 out of 76. those were the numbers. >> representative, we were trying to change your dynamic. >> there is a saying in the house that the other political party is the opposition. but the enemy, the enemy is the senate. so i guess we temporarily lumped you in with the enemy. we are sorry about that. sounds like your side emphasizes quality, not quantity in the state legislature so i would take the approach, my state is a more republican state altogether. i used to tell my f
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Dec 9, 2013 12:35am EST
have they been accounted for as a business expense? those flights? is the uk taxpayer funding a tax break for the transfer of stolen funds? -- files? >> you may not be familiar with the tax laws. i think we'll move on to the next -- >> i don't see -- >> order, mr. ellis. >> perhaps we must go to the courtroom in the 1930's. asking you questions. were you surprised at the amount of intelligence gathering which was revealed as a result of what snowden gave to your newspaper and other media outlets? >> i think many people are staggered by the amount of -- >> gave yourself, if i may interrupt, were you -- >> i was staggered. i think we all knew that the intelligence agencies collected a lot of data. and people are still trying to make out as though this data -- as though nothing has changed in the last 15 years since the laws were passed with a lot of analog laws that deal with the digital world. i think the last serious law that -- that was passed about any of this material was 2000, a time when facebook hasn't been invented, when google was doing the initial funding round. and we're p
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
the entire financial system or leave taxpayers at risk. dodd-frank prohibits the use of tax dollars. useequires that we will and the tools that the law provides. the largest financial companies have already submitted living wills or blueprints for how to unwind firms if they fail. regulators will require firms to rework these plans if they are not credible. if firms are not able to provide a credible plan, regulators can impose remedies, including requiring firms to divest or realign their businesses. -- realtors have ade clear -- and they are continuing to develop strategies and guidance for resolving major institutions with minimum disruption to the financial system. there is still more work to do, particularly to make sure that international rules mess with our own sins, as we know too well, financial crises do not respect national borders. while we will not know how well these tools work for certain until they are tested by a true crisis, several things are clear. dodd-frank ended too big to fail as a matter of law. tough rules are now in place to make sure that banks have the c
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
in employer mandate penalty or tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee. but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are contributed to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner. however, when an individual shares ownership of multiple entities or when a business has multiple owners, the answer is less clear. today, we will examine the aspect of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law, which requires businesses to abrogate employees and could be subjective to the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent as is, 39% of small businesses were -- with 20 or more employees will at least 10% of one or more of their businesses. to determine the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met in the situations, the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code controlled, group, business, abrogation rules, which are complex and confusing even to most experts. some experts have suggested that most small business owners cou
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
and medicare. they're going to get savings better known as cuts. a that budget also included tax cut that was paid for with an asterisk, meaning the ways and means committee and appropriations committee would have to figure out how to fill the $5.7 trillion hole. arithmetic requires you to recognize you can only fill the hole by either raising taxes or additional cuts. now we know that republicans are opposed to tax increases and the only real big ticket item left that could come anywhere close to filling that hole would be social security and medicare. the only thing on the table left to pay for that the c.b.c. budget does not include an ast risk or other budget gimmicks. our budget outlines a concrete plan that makes tough choices and presents credible options to achieve our budget reduction targets. the c.b.c. budget calls for revenue enhancements totaling $2.7 trillion over the next decade. our budget outline house the house ways and means committee and the senate finance committee can reach this number by highlighting several revenue options totaling $4.2 trillion that could be
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. they are refusing to consider thawing out new york state taxes on websites like amazon.com. the law forces them to remit sales tax. another division related to the health care law -- the justices are leaving in place a federal appeals ruling dismissing a suit from liberty university challenging a portion of the law that requires most employees to provide health insurance to their employees. on the fed page in the washington post, the supreme court is lacking cases to consider. instead of the usual 12 cases it has been hearing in recent years, the justices have only seven scheduled for the february sitting. it is a diminished pocket on the court. so far, justices have found fewer cases than usual worthy of receiving full re- think and oral argument. you can read the rest that art -- article in the washington post today. 1974, the vice president was sworn in as the president of the united states. this is what she was wearing during the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming a first lady. president ford encouraged her and said we can do this. she resolved that if she was go
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Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
on property taxes. beyond the cost sharing dollars, everything else is robert e -- is tied to local property taxes. those are not growing anymore. they are forced to find ways to save money and to work together. i think the folks that will lead are looking at how do you support education? it is going to drive education. >> as far as funding in education, doesn't look like it is going to be flat, down, up? >> it's a little early to tell. this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. or when they confront the fact that the funding education is actually hurting. i think they are going to have bigger pressures. then of course you have legal requirements within an constitutional requirements within states. we guarantee and education for -- we guarantee and education for every child. they have allowed for the growth of super education,
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
that were included in the ryan budget but the republicans wanted to give tax breaks to millionaires. a couple of questions. the implication by my colleague, dr. burgess was changes that would eliminate and narrow networks are caused by the affordable care act. and i'm just wondering in your research, i know with part d it's important to check every year to make sure that the formulary is the same. with medicare advantage, aren't changes likely in the network or something prior to the affordable care act as well? >> yes, i think there is a lot of volitility in this private marketplace swems in the part d marketplace. so every year we are very clear with beneficiaries if they have a part d plan they need to check that coverage because the formularies change every year and provider networks change every year. and it not just the plan that drives changes, providers also decide to leave the network or to no longer be involved. >> but this is not new? >> no, this is an inherent part of the medicare plan that was around in the mid 190eu's and before. this is an ongoing issue, this instabil
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